District Points of Pride

2019
GES named 'High Performing School' in 2019 CAP Report

GES 2019 CAP Report






Grayling Elementary School was named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a high performing school in the 2019 Context and Performance Report Card. The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. GES ranked in the 90th percentile and was given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. Read more information about the report.

2019
GMS named 'High Performing School' in 2019 CAP Report

GMS 2019 CAP Report






Grayling Middle School was named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a high performing school in th 2019 Context and Performance Report Card. The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. GMS ranked in the 90th percentile and was given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. It was also ranked in the top 100 for Sustained High Performance. Read more information about the report.

2019
GHS named to 'Best High Schools' list a 9th time

For the 9th time, Grayling High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the United States. GHS was ranked 68th in Michigan and #1,882 in the nation. 

2019
GES awarded Michigan Health Endowment Grant

Michigan Health Department #10 awarded Grayling Elementary School an MI Health Endowment Grant. The department is working with Grayling Elementary School and two Big Rapids elementary schools to implement Coordinated Approach to Children's Health (CATCH) programming. The grant also brought in additional funding for school improvement projects.  

2019
GES receives FUP60 grant

Grayling Elementary School received a grant from Fuel Up to Play 60. Funds from the grant provide for local artist Terry Dickinson to paint a mural on both sides of the cafeteria to provide a welcoming, bright and healthy environment that encourages students to make healthier food choices and to purchase equipment for a fitness trail to be located throughout the GES recess area and next to the walking path. 

2019
GHS ranked 11th for 'District-Run High Schools'

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy ranked Grayling High School 11th for District-Run High Schools and 28th overall in its 2018 report. GHS has been identified as one of the top performing public schools in the state since the start of the publication -- in 2012, 2014 and 2016. See the Performance Report Card.

2018
GHS named to 'Best High Schools' list for 8th time

For the 8th time, Grayling High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best High School." GHS earned silver status for the 7th year in a row.

2017
GHS among 'Best High Schools' a 7th time

Grayling High School again earned honors from U.S. News & World Report, being named to the magazine's "America's Best High Schools" list for the 7th time. The high school earned silver status for the 6th year in a row.

2017
CASD highlighted on MICoOp website

The CASD was highlighted on the Michigan CoOp website. Read the entire article.

2017
CASD named to 7th annual AP® District Honor Roll

The CASD was named to the College Board's 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that increased access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP® students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.
Read the MDE article.